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10 Things about Cholesterol You Should Know ...

By Melanie

Are you concerned about your health and want to understand your cholesterol? Then you have come to the right blog as I am going to tell you some things about cholesterol you should know. Some of these things you may already know, but some you may not. Cholesterol is something that is necessary for our bodies to function. Did you know that one? I have done a lot of research on cholesterol and the things you should know and I would like to share them with you.

Table of contents:

  1. 80 percent of the cholesterol in our body is manufactured by the liver
  2. a diet high in cholesterol can wreck havoc
  3. what is cholesterol?
  4. the body needs cholesterol
  5. how does cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease?
  6. high blood cholesterol level is dangerous
  7. the different types of cholesterol
  8. not all cholesterol is harmful
  9. what are the bad cholesterols?
  10. what affects the cholesterol levels?

10 80 Percent of the Cholesterol in Our Body is Manufactured by the Liver

Did you know that about eighty percent of the cholesterol in our body is manufactured by the liver? The other twenty percent of the cholesterol will come from the foods that you consume.

9 A Diet High in Cholesterol Can Wreck Havoc

If you consume a diet that is high in cholesterol, it could cause your body to take in too much cholesterol, which will result in high levels of blood cholesterol and that is not healthy. When it gets too high, the arteries can become clogged and it can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

8 What is Cholesterol?

Many may not understand what cholesterol is. It is a waxy substance in the body that is made by the liver. It forms in every part of the cell.

7 The Body Needs Cholesterol

The body needs cholesterol in order to make hormones, make vitamin D, maintain healthy cell membranes, and to make bile acids which helps with fat digestion.

6 How Does Cholesterol Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?

When you have too much cholesterol in the body, the surplus cholesterol will circulate in the bloodstream. The deposits of cholesterol can built up in the inner lining of the blood vessels.

5 High Blood Cholesterol Level is Dangerous

Having a high blood cholesterol level is dangerous, especially to smokers that have high blood pressure.

4 The Different Types of Cholesterol

You have HDL, which contains mostly protein, LDL, which contains mostly cholesterol and VLDL that contain mostly cholesterol and triglycerides.

3 Not All Cholesterol is Harmful

Not all cholesterol is harmful. HDL cholesterol is a good type of cholesterol that helps remove LDL cholesterol from the artery walls and transports it to the liver where it is eliminated.

2 What Are the Bad Cholesterols?

LDL and VLDL are known for being the bad cholesterol and HDL is known for being the good cholesterol.

1 What Affects the Cholesterol Levels?

There are many different things that can affect the cholesterol level in your blood. It can be what you eat, your hormones, medications, being overweight, smoking and being inactive.

Those are 10 things about cholesterol you should know. Girls and guys, your cholesterol level is nothing to play around with. Make sure you go to the doctor for a regular check-up to have it measaured. Has anyone reading this post had a problem with their cholesterol? What did you do in order to lower it? If you have problems and need help, I have made a blog post on here (allwomenstalk.com), that tells you things to do in order to lower the cholesterol.

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